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. >> president's number one vulnerability, is it the deficit conversation? >> i think that there isn't really -- the president has done a very good job in colorado of pointing out the things he has done. agricultural exports are up largely because of new markets opening. overall exports are up. 38% by the end of last year. our economy has seen a lot of benefit. issues around the stimulus sometimes people bring that up. colorado voters are more in tune with that. there is although i think there is also some of the background issues that have risen in. women's issues -- >> i want to bring that up. is that romney's number one issue? i have seen a lot of advertising specifically targeted women here in colorado. >> when michael bennett was running for the u.s. senate those women issues came up again and again and really did turn a great number of voters in the direction of michael bennett. >> i know you are having a fight between the state and localities having to do with fracking and you want to expand energy. it sounds like romney would be on your side on some of these things and the stereotype
a record deficit when he came into office. >> does it work to keep talking about what happened before? >> only to put in context of where he wants to take the country. we were handed a record debt. record deficit when we walked in because of two wars that weren't paid for, two tax cuts that weren't paid for. because of the economic crisis we had to take emergency action. he would do that same thing today. we saved millions of american families from the severe -- most severe economic crisis we've seen in our life times. now the president cut a trillion dollars and he has a plan to do more, a $4 trillion deficit reduction plan. the only person on that stage tonight with a real deficit reduction plan scored by the cbo, you know, scored by independent economists is barack obama. mitt romney, doesn't have a deficit reduction plan. he wants to spend $2 trillion more in defense, $5 trillion more in a tax cut won't tell us how you pay for, before you even start talking about deficit reduction. it's a joke to think mitt romney will actually take action to redaus the deficit. >> taxes, this wee
an impact on solving the deficit and our debt picture in the 1990's? things improved >> i do not want to take credit for it, but i am pleased there is a breathing period where we are going in the right direction. now we have heard it around and it is going through the roof and is inexcusable. what is interesting is that hardly ever gets discussed, and in the papers, on the media, you would think this is front- page news. it is not. >> absolutely no question that his candidacy caused president clinton to make fiscal responsibility and much higher priority. no question. clinton will tell you that. people in his administration will tell you that. he made the difference even though he did not win. the polls will also tell you in july he was leading. in addition, the exit polls will tell you that the people who voted, if they thought they could have won, they would have voted for him and he would have won. much worse today than we were then, and people know it. >> do you think we're much worse today because he was not elected? >> we have lost our way. >> that is history. we're on the edge
not higher than that it's been 8% for how many months now? trillion dollar deficits for years now. what about those questions in. >> we are overcoming what was the worst recession since the great depression. we've mid a lot of progress. we are losing 800,000 jobs a month and obviously we've created more than 5 million jobs, but better off isn't good enough. we need to do more than that, we need to restore economic security for the middle class, that's why the president is invested in areas like education where we're double funding for college scholarships. we are on track to double renewable energy productions so we are creating the jobs of the future right here in america. he'll talk about both the progress we've made and layout a road map to create good-paying sustainable jobs to the middle class. bill: we are looking forward tonight. thank you for coming back here, ben. ben labolt from the obama team. good luck to you later tonight. andrea saul from the romney team, press secretary for mitt romney. good morning to you. i know you're looking forward to you tonight as well. >> good morning.
for everybody. it's going to be deficit neutral. you say you're going to close loopholes, deal with deductions, so let's talk about those deductions. you know, home mortgage deduction, charitable giving deduction, health care deduction. are you willing to tell the middle class -- >> tax deduction. >> are you willing to tell the middle class some of these are off the table? if you are, how do you pay for it? >> he's not going to. he has bucket, 17 grand. is that not good enough for you? >> that's the problem. if he starts getting specific like that, what the right wants to hear is not what 80% of the country wants to hear. that's the fundamental problem he has. >> the bar is pretty low for mr. romney. how does he get through the 90 minutes without any further problems? very quickly. >> i've been a big fan of the fact that mitt romney is the gift that keeps on giving. listen, if mitt romney doesn't produce a verbal or a physical gaffe tonight, then by and large, i think the republicans will probably say that he won. but, i think that mr. lehrer, a very honest broker, is going to do exactly what
to the end. he's not going to have to overcome 8, 9 point deficits to try to get into it. he needs to go out there and communicate in a clear way where he wants to lead the country. what is the alternative vision that he has vis-a-vis the president and he's been unable to communicate that over the entirety of the election. tonight is one of his last chances to start doing it. >> let me give you another scenario and that is that the president has a good night tonight. he gets it up to 51, as you say, and the other guy is going down and very few opportunities left. that would be a bad night for mr. romney. thank you, howard fineman, and steve schmidt. >>> coming up, how will we know who wins tonight's debate? it's not like there is an official scorecard but experts will look at everything. we'll give you an idea of how to look at this thing realtime. >>> and also caught on tape, yesterday "the huffington post" reported paul ryan saying 30% of americans wanted a welfare state and jumped on joe biden as well saying that the middle class has been buried. the running mates are causing some headach
a trade deficit explode. take auto parts. ten years ago, the trade deficit was $1 billion with choina on auto parts. today it's $10 billion. that's why the president at the ur urging of a number of us, they have taken china to the world trade organization to show china is cheating and to ask for tariffs to protect american companies and to protect american workers. and we're seeing a pattern of the government finally on the side of workers, finally on the side of american manufacturing, standing up for american workers against china. we have a new steel mill. we're seeing jobs actually come to this country or stay in this country because we're standing up and enforcing trade rules. >> romney and the republicans keep talking about another tax cut for the job creators. don't we just see them increasing their profits by outsourcing this way? i mean, the model that romney wants to lay on the country, how could it be good for workers in ohio? >> well, it's not. we tried these tax cuts for the rich. hoping it trickles down to the middle class, it doesn't work. what works is when you build t
is to try to turn his weaknesses on the economy and deficit to strengths. by roughing up romney on the idea he will hurt the middle class. >> he says he will cut the deficit, please. he wants $2 trillion in new defense spending that the pentagon didn't ask for. $5 trillion tax cut, future of the wealthy. >> reporter: the claim is complicated by the way biden framed the argument. >> how they can justify raising taxes in the middle class has been buried the last four years. how in lord's name can they justify raising their taxes? >> obama officials today insisted that was not a gaffe, biden clarified. >> the middle class was buried by the policies of romney and ryan supported. >> republicans like rubio are off to the races. >> those happen to be the words that the distinguished vice president of the united states mr. joe biden. no, don't boo. he is the best thing we've got going, guys. >> reporter: now denver has always been big for this president. in 2008 is where he launched the hope and change in front of the great columns of the democratic convention. 2009. this is where he signed the sti
some of the tax changes that he would specify with the ways he would trim the deficit. his campaign -- the president's campaign already signaled that. here is how his deputy campaign manager steffi cutter put it in a new video they put out today, brooke. >> mitt romney hasn't given us any specific details of his economic plans. so we can use tonight's debate to give us the details for first time ever, or we can spend 90 minutes doing what we know he's good at, attacking the president, distorting his own record, and avoiding any and all details of his plans for the country. >> now, obviously that's expectation setting and priming the media to already start looking for any specifics, weaknesses by romney in getting into the details. but it does mean that we should start looking for the president to push the governor on those kinds of issues. i do think the president has separate challenges, but this is what we should see the president get aggressive on tonight, brooke. >> okay. also we should point out, jessica, it is interesting timing, this date here, it coincides with a certain sig
.s. team at the 39th ryder cup. this was aufrl. the europeans roaring bang from a 10-4 deficit late saturday to take a tuning 14 1/2 to 13 1/2 point win. germany's martin kaymer sank a putt on the final hole to seal the victory. honestly it was all lost well before that. europe has won the seven out of the last nine ryder cups. and soledad i don't know if you had a chance to watch this debacle. a debacle embarrassing. >> yes, it was killing my poor husband. all right, john, thank you. >>> back to our top story this morning. two days until the first presidential debate. both candidates are getting last-minute preparations. "the new york times" reporting that mitt romney is coming armed on wednesday night, writing this, mr. romney's team has concluded the debates are about creating moments and has equipped him with a series of zingers that he's memorized and habeen practicing on airds since august. president obama responded to that report last night with this. >> i know folks in the media are speculating already on who's going to have the best zingers. i don't know about that. who's g
he has remained strong, for instance, on federal spending and dealing with the deficit and debt. they're hitting that in ads. this is something people are genuinely worried about and he can connect to the economy because people in their everyday lives. gregg: juan, as you know unemployment is still above 8%. gdp is a comatose 1.3%. brain-dead on life-support. we have a debt that is crushing of $16 trillion. more americans than ever before, 47 million, are on food stamps. gasoline prices have doubled in the four years that president obama has been in office. i mean, what is he going to say tonight when surely he will be asked about that? >> oh, gregg, i think there is lots of positives to offer. gdp clearly now is far in excess where we were when he took office. if you look at wall street, you look at the nasdaq --. gregg: juan, under reagan it 7% in the reagan recovery. it is 1.3% right now? >> again, what you see is compared to where he took office, gregg. it is much better. economy, if you ask the american consumer right now, they have a much better attitude about where we're going,
will will say he is going to cut the deficit, please. he wants $2 trillion in new defense spending that the pentagon didn't ask for. a 5 trillion-dollar tax cut wealthy that he won't say how he will pay for. >> i spoke to two different officials with the president, he said he was very calm, very cool, getting downtown in his hotel right now. remarkable to be calm this calm right now knowing so much is on the line, shep. >> shepard: a lot in deed. ed henry live in denver. let's bring in chris wallace. have you spoken to both camps today, what did you learn? >> i have been working the phones trying to get a preview and the most interesting thing i learned is that the romney camp says that their guy is going to really go on offense when it comes to the obama record. they had noticed in the polls that people are getting a little bit more optimistic about the economy, that romney is losing some of his edge in the polls on who would handle the economy better. so they say he is really going to take it to obama on the obama record over these past four years. and one of the points they are
and the deficit is very important for a candidate to appeal to independents. mitt romney during the presidential primary here that he won convincingly eve emphasized that a great deal and i think that helped him with indianas. we are without a sales tax and income tax. people understand here that financial decisions have consequences. i can recall in 2000 when john mccain talked about the debt and the deficit the bush campaign at the time said what is he talking about? john mccain beat george bush here by 20 minutes in that prime rare re. bush retooled his message and barely won new hampshire by talking about the debt and the deficit. gregg: kevin in 2010 the last election there, if i understand it, if i recall correctly i think republicans won almost every office, but that doesn't mean it's going to happen that way this year, the pendulum could begin to swing in the other direction? >> that's correct. we had the largest republican sweep for a legislature of any state in the country in 2010. four years earlier in 2006 the democrats took control of the legislature at all levels of power for the f
policies. all he needs to talk about is failure, crisis, the inability of this president to get the deficit under control, deficits mean new taxes. debt mean new taxes. unemployment means misery in this country. if he can understand that, then he can win this debate. what it is for mitt romney is saying i welcome you into my house. let's come in, have this discussion. if you hents wanted to come into my house before, now think about it. >> brian: just one thing that will be interesting 'cause they'll have a whole section on obamacare and you have the romneycare incident. so -- >> he's an expert, mitt romney on health care. he did it differently in massachusetts. he shouldn't be embarrassed about it. he can talk about it in a real way. >> brian: and he has recently on the stump. peter johnson, jr., thanks. >> we'll be watching. >> brian: and analyze tomorrow. 11 minutes before the top of the hour. up next, do you always hate what you see when you look in the mirror? up next, dr. keith ablow tells us if you are normal or nuts. right there, a free session for martha mccallum. on this day in hi
,000 tax bill next year. it's -- they couldn't agree on deficit reduction. fiscal cliff congress would have to fix it a quick point. the payroll tax cut that you're getting right now, it's likely not going to be extended. there will be higher taxes, maybe a little bit, maybe a lot depending what congress does. now, the new york attorney general filed suit against jpmorgan against the mortgage backed securities sold. the start of it all. the civil suit alleges that bear stearns which jpmorgan now owns and is responsible for, misled investors into thinking the toxic loans had been fully evaluated. even when bear stearns found out there were problems, the bank "failed to reform their practices or to disclose material information to investors." that's according to the complaint. total losses suffered, $22.5 billion in 2006 and 2007. here's the thing we can control. we can control what we're spending and buying this month. it's a new month and every month there are new deals. they're known -- every month is known differently for shoppers. according to deal news.com, here's what to buy and not bu
, of course, to the candidates, would be, what is your specific plan to reduce the deficit -- excuse me, to reduce the debt and, minimally, to have a balanced budget plan for every single year in the congress? >> thank you so much. let's introduce you to the gentleman who is watching all of this go on at his school with grace -- pride. the chancellor of university of denver. 11 schools competed. why was your school one of them? >> it is difficult to say. when we first thought about sending a proposal into the commission on presidential debates, we -- are thinking was, we thought we might have a chance because colorado is a pivotal state in this election and because there have been so few of these debates west of st. louis, only one before. it was really airtime. we are a terrific school, have wonderful facilities for this kind of thing. we went into it thinking we might have a shot. >> were you surprised you were selected? >> well, we were happy we were selected. the entire process is something that builds over a period of months. the proposal itself, there is a lot of conversation, a t
, it doesn't have to be this way, okay? we can create jobs, we can deal with the federal deficit, and, yes, we can have a foreign policy where we stabilize these parts of the world if we'll just act in the traditions of bipartisan foreign policy since world war ii. i think that's going to be his basic message. >> in the op-ed there was a phrase used, soft power. i guess what does that mean? what would they have done differently with libya? >> well, here's what should have happened. first, ideally you anticipate the arab spring. if you can't do that, when it happens you set forth a very clear vision of where the region ought to go, in the direction of a constitutional government. you actually get involved in these countries. you learn the elements that want those things. you support them and give them credibility. you identify the elements that don't want those things. you oppose those. you actually use the tools. >> do you think the united states should take a stand in open den dmitri caratic elections in a place like egypt? >> we should set forth a vision and identify and give credibility
-term and concerns about the national debt and deficit. concerns about jobs specifically in colorado. if you look at the markets, from the time the president got in office until now, you can see the chart that we have. it just scales up and up an up. the administration also has a couple of positives in the housing. seeing positive sign in recent week and month. out thing private sector employment growing. they are but on the negative side. you have this list of stories that they're dealing with. the libya fall-out. the new stuff about fast and furious that william la jeunesse had tonight. you had the slow g.d.p. growth and revision down to 1.3. continued unemployment. the afghanistan policy questions i'm ran threat. then the u.s. -israel relationship. these are constant stories. what about the back and forth and putting it all in perspective? >> on friday, there will be another jobs report that isn't good enough. i don't think we will see change in the jobless picture either this friday or friday november 2. before the election. i think people made up their mind about the economy a while ago. the
the question about how do you keep the code without increasing the deficit. but it's a promising proposal that tax policy exports like because it is achievable. now, if you lump the deductions together and don't fight them one by one and have a cap, that is easier to get done. >> on that 17,000, a, do you think we're going to hear about it tonight? does that include things like charitable deductions, mortgage deductions? how far do you think that goes? >> reporter: yes, it does. >> 17,000 cap across the board. that is meaningful. that would have a huge impact on the real estate market, it would have a huge impact broadly. >> reporter: yes, i believe from what i was reading yesterday, and i haven't gotten a chance to delve into it that $17,000 level was set purposefully because people in the under $200,000 income category generally speaking don't have more than that, right? but it makes it easier to begin taking on deductions as you move up the scale. so i do think it's positive. i would expect him to get asked about it and, you know, if he starts sketching out a little bit how he would re
mitt romney leads on dealing with the deficit, the economy, while the president leads on a host of issues while looking out for the middle class. do you think joe biden's remarks about the middle class being buried will make the president's job harder tonight? >> the middle class has really suffered as a result of this economic downturn and frankly, president obama knows that. and he has been working to enact policies that will help the middle class. mitt romney's recent remarks about the 47%, he doesn't represent them. they're not going to vote for him. those are the people who have been hurt by this economy and they're the people frankly that president obama and the democrats in congress have been trying to work to help as we begin to come out of this recession. certainly tax cuts for the top 1% of americans are not going to help middle class voters. >> one thing i want to get your take on, looking specifically at your own state, colorado, our latest poll showing president obama with a five-point lead over mitt romney. 5 50-45%. the political landscape there changed since geor
with the numbers saying how, you know, it's a moral obligation to reduce the deficit, just ask 'em, well, explain us how the numbers work. because they don't. they don't have a deficit reduction plan. they have a deficit expansion plan. [cheers and applause] >> reporter: now, this morning governor romney jumped on those new gdp figures, said it reinforces his charge that this country cannot afford another four years of president obama and that his five-point plan for is the right prescription for this country. this is what he said. >> those five things i describe will get america's economy going again, will help people find jobs that need those jobs, will get take-home pay to come up again. this is not a mystery. we know how to do it, america has faced challenges before. when we have strong leaders, when we have people who know how to lead and where to get it -- we can get it done. and i am and we will. >> reporter: governor romney looking more toward the future and what this country would be like under a romney administration, making this as much about a choice as it has been so far about a refe
collapse by the u.s. at the 39th ryder cup. the europeans roaring back from a deficit to stage a breathtaking 4 1/2 to 13 1/2 point win. sinking a five-put putt to seal the victory. europe's tseventh victory. >> we have to listen to peiers morgan now. >>> and the super bowl champion new york giants lost to the eagles and the eagles undefeateda dramatic win against the panthers. featuring two long bombs by matt ryan in the closing minutes. extraordinaire. >> i can't believe you watched it. >> amazing powers and inabilities to watch sports even if it means sacrificing sleep. >>> another water cooler topic. arnold schwarzenegger puts himself in the hot seat answering questions about his failed marriage, his affair, his love child, and the fact that he performed same-sex marriages while in office. we're going to hear directly from arnold, coming up next. >> big. ♪ well, he's not very handsome ♪ to look at [ sighs ] ♪ oh, he's shaggy ♪ and he eats like a hog [ male announcer ] the volkswagen jetta. available with advanced keyless technology. control everything from your pock
minded, very flinty, cares a great deal about the deficit and taxes, even there he hasn't gained any advantage, despite being associated with the ryan plan. >> dante, if governor romney comes out big wednesday, if there's some big, bold new policy introduced at the debate in denver, how does that play? >> it may give romney a second chance. i think romney really needs to have a clear victory next week to throw new hampshire back into the mix. i mean, certainly, there is still some volatility here. no one's saying it's over here in new hampshire, but i think the thing is, new hampshire's behaving just like it did four years ago. nothing in the past four years has changed new hampshire's essential character as this democratic-leaning bellwether. >> last question here, ten seconds. we know that the state has been inundated with tv and web ads, obviously. talk to me really quickly about the ground game for governor romney. how would you characterize the governor's ground game in new hampshire? >> you know, it's somewhat -- it compares to obama, although obama got a head start, really, in
that people feel is missing. >> eric: where is the proof? you say you arut canning the deficit and create four million jobs. give us ideas. we haven't heard them. >> steve: head line is that the president is lying in his ads. he said they don't hold the president accountable in the main stream med yampt -- media . rasmussen shows how many people are for the president and how many for mr. mitt romney . rasmussen poll was accurate in 2004 and 8 getting the results according to the track being poll. 43 percent said they are certain to vote for romney and 42 percent certain vote for obama and 15 percent haven't decided . >> gretchen: that's huge. that is a dead heat report to look at the certainty of these people they are voting early right and these people who know in the debates who they will vote for. these debates are for the undecided it is a huge chunk of the population. other than voters turn out of the base. that will turn the election>> eric: that is 10-20 percent of the undisguisable and persuadable. throw that poll up one more second. in the bottom of that. likely voters. those are the
is from higher income households. >> $1.3 trillion deficit you definitely need something to bring that deficit down. bring the national debt down at some point down the road. once there is a balanced budget. who knows when that would be. most people assume nothing is going to happen as far as the fiscal cliff is concerned between now and november 6. but afterwards in that lame duck session between november 6 and december 31, something will happen. are you among those who will agree -- agree that the fiscal cliff will be avoided? >> yes. i think it will be avoided. i mean, you know, depends on the election. you know. if governor romney wins it is likely -- would kick the can into next year. leave everything the same for a few months. let -- the new president come into office and get it together. probably in the spring. president obama wins the election, then right after the election, lame duck, the clock will start ticking and he will be under a lot of pressure to do something. let me say one other thing. you know, i think the most likely scenario is that we are actually going to h
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compared to a four-point deficit last month. and also a close race in florida where the president leads romney by just a single point, also down from a four-point lead last month. but romney's made no progress in ohio where mr. obama maintains a significant edge, virtually unchanged since september. nationally the new nbc/"wall street journal" poll also shows the president in a strong position though the race tightened. he sits at 49% in both his ballot test and job approval rating. mitt romney coalesced republicans and to close the gap on likely voters because of republican enthusiasm, 49/46. david? >> former pennsylvania senator rick santorum is a former republican presidential candidate and author of the new book "american patriots: answering the call to freedom." senator, good to see you. >> thank you, david. >> talk about the book in a minute. let's talk about the debate. i spoke with governor chris christie on "meet the press" and he said come thursday morning, the narrative will be completely different after the first debate. how so? what are you looking for tonight? >> first off
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